Embedding physical activity in schools is a critical way to give children and young people the opportunity to be regularly active and reap the physical, mental, social, educational and environmental benefits. 

Taking a “whole-school approach” is fundamental and The Health Improvement Commission have collaborated with physical activity experts, Teachers, Education Professionals and the Sports Commission to work alongside the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture to produce a Physical Activity Directive and a corresponding Be Active Framework.

The Directive describes schools’ responsibilities to support the development of a whole-school approach to physical activity. The Framework has seven areas to address and doing so will help schools align their practice with the Directive. It draws on the 'Creating Active Schools Framework'.

Over the coming months and years, the Be Active team will be working alongside school communities to help them adopt a whole-school approach to physical activity. Each school will receive ongoing and bespoke support to identify their areas of strength and identify opportunities for development to embed physical activity in their ethos. 

We will add to this page to share resources and tools to support schools to adopt the Be Active Framework. To find out more about the Be Active Schools Framework please contact Alun Williams.